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Madeleine Crozat-Williams is an LSU graduate with BS and PhD degrees in Chemistry. She has lived in Houston since 1973. She was a textile and mixed media artist and taught Textiles and Visual Merchandising at the University of Houston and Weaving at Texas Southern University in the mid to late 1980’s. She owns and operates Las Manos Magicas, a folk art gallery specializing in fine Mexican and Guatemalan folk art and fine ethnic jewelry and ethnic textiles. She is not new to activism. She was a co-founder of the Park Civic Association (and their citizens’ patrol) in the Montrose area, which formed because of the high incidence of drug dealing and prostitution which resulted from the severe economic downturn of the area. She has been active with Code Pink, Keystone XL, and Iraq War protests among others, and helped to organize two public hearings, more recently about overly aggressive HPD behavior against demonstrators. She and her husband work together in many activist endeavors.
Mike Badzioch was born and raised in the Central Valley of California. After graduating from college he joined VISTA and served in northern Michigan where he met his wife who was also a volunteer. After his term ended he was a high school truant officer in Ohio for 5 years before starting graduate studies in Houston. He worked for 12 years at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in studies of familial cancers and became a collaborator in an international consortium for prostate cancer genetics. After completing a fellowship at the cancer research branch of the World Health Organization in Lyon, France, he was at the University of Washington, Seattle, until retiring. From 2010 to 2012, he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mpumalanga Province, Republic of South Africa. Upon his return he helped start the local organization of Move To Amend in Houston.
Ben Ball, born and raised in Texas, received BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. After 30 years service with Gulf Oil Corporation he retired as Corporate Vice President. He then held for 25 years various teaching and research appointments at M.I.T., including that of Director of their international Integrated Energy Systems Program. As president of Ball & Associates for 25 years he served as a management consultant to dozens of corporations and governments worldwide, gave expert testimony in state and federal courts, the U.S. Congress and the United Nations as well as serving on committees of the National Academy of Engineering and the University of Texas Energy Laboratory. He authored or coauthored over 100 publications, including two books, and was a pioneer computer programmer, having written the first computer code in 1957 for the world’s first mass-produced computer. Now, at age 85, he has decided that if we don’t deny personhood to artificial things like corporations and get big money out of politics, nothing else will matter.
My Blog Posts Of The Week
- Watch John Fugelsang show how to hit back at GOP Obamacare lies.
- Karen Menke: Turning back the clock on women’s rights – Kingwood Observer
- Watch Jon Stewart Slam Supreme Court For Selling Out Country
- Radio: Move to Amend Reports w/Laura Bonham & Egberto Willies – Thurs 7:00 PM
- Charles Koch Fights Back – The Koch Brothers Deception Continues
- Press Release: Move To Amend On McCutcheon v. FEC Decisiton
- Watch President Obama Slam The Paul Ryan Budget & Republican Philosophy
- Supreme Court McCutcheon Ruling Says Democracy Is Up For Sale
- President Obama Touts Obamacare Success – 7.1+ Million Enrolled
- 7.1 Million? Where was the reporting? Obamacare photos media didn’t want you to see.
- The Success Of The Obamacare Enrollment Is Proof You Make A Difference
- Great Stories From The Texas Progressive Alliance (TPA) (2014-03-31)
- Margaret Reeve Panahi, A RomneyCare Nurse Speaks Out on Obamacare